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Joan Fairfax

Joan Fairfax (b Pickup). Singer, accordionist, arranger, b Blackburn, Lancashire, England, 24 Jun 1926, naturalized US. She was taken at two to Oakville, Ont, but returned to England for a year at seven and there began piano study. She later studied accordion in Toronto with Dixie Dean.

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Harold Meek

Harold Meek (after ca 1912 Edouard Albion). Baritone, impresario, b Port Stanley, near London, Ont, 24 Mar 1887, d there 27 May 1972. He studied at 18 with Cyril Dwight-Edwards in London, Ont, with Frank King Clark and Oscar Seagle in Paris, and with Vincenzo Lombardi in Florence.

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Montreal Oratorio Society

Montreal Oratorio Society. Mixed choir of more than 200 voices founded by Horace Reyner in 1902 after the disbandment of the Montreal Philharmonic Society (1875-99) and the Motet Choir (1897-1901). Conducted by Reyner 1902-6, J.E.F. Martin 1906-7, and Frederick H.

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Albert David Jordan

Albert David Jordan. Organist, conductor, administrator, b Seaforth, near Stratford, Ont, 28 Jul 1877, d Magnetawan, northeast of Parry Sound, Ont, 7 Sep 1932. He was the brother of Henri Kew Jordan and a pupil of F.H. Torrington at the Toronto College of Music.

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Nicolas Koudriavtzeff

Nicolas (de) Koudriavtzeff. Impresario, b Nikolayev, near Odessa, 7 Feb 1896, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Montreal 31 Aug 1980. He studied violin, then piano, while attending university in Odessa and St Petersburg.

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H. Bruce Lobaugh

H. (Harold) Bruce Lobaugh. Teacher, administrator, clarinetist, musicologist, b Toledo, O, 19 Feb 1930; B SC education (Muskingum, O) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1960, PH D (ESM, Rochester) 1968.

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David Rabinowitch

David Rabinowitch, sculptor (b at Toronto 6 Mar 1943). Like his twin brother Royden RABINOWITCH, he first came to national attention as a member of the artistic community in London, Ontario, around Greg CURNOE, celebrated in the National Gallery of Canada's exhibition, The Heart of London (1968).

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Leon Rooke

Leon Rooke, short-story writer, novelist, playwright (b at Roanoke Rapids, NC 11 Sept 1934). He was educated at the U of NC in Chapel Hill (1955-58, 1961-62) and was drafted into the US Army infantry which he served in Alaska

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Solicitor General

The office of the solicitor general has its historic roots in England. In Canada the office varies substantially from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. In some provinces the office of the solicitor general is subsumed under one or more different portfolios, but in most it is separate and distinct.

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Conn Smythe

Constantine Falkland Cary Smythe, "Conn," sports entrepreneur (b at Toronto 1 Feb 1895; d there 18 Nov 1980). He was awarded the Military Cross in WWI and was severely injured by shrapnel in WWII. His reputation for

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Guy Favreau

Guy Favreau, lawyer, politician (b at Montréal 20 May 1917; d there 11 July 1967). Favreau was a prominent Montréal lawyer who was elected to the House of Commons in the 1963 election.

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Donegani & Delvecchio

The first professional so-called French theatre troupe that came from outside to settle in the province of Québec consisted, in fact, of 2 Italians, Jean Donegani from Moltrazio in Lombardy, and Thomas Delvecchio from Lake Como.

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Kenneth Campbell Lochhead

Lochhead taught at the University of Manitoba 1964-73, York University 1973-74 and University of Ottawa from 1975 to 1989. In the 1970s he reintroduced recognizable subject matter into paintings that nevertheless remained largely intuitive, colourist exercises.

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Shirley Harmer

Shirley Harmer. Singer, actress, b Thornton's Corners (now Oshawa), Ont, 25 Mar 1932. In her teens she sang in the dance bands of, and was coached by, Boyd Valleau and Art Hallman.

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Guillaume Mechtler

Guillaume(-Joseph) Mechtler (from about 1800 usually signing William). Organist, teacher, composer, baptized Brussels 24 Jul 1764, d Montreal 13 Feb 1833.

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Harold Joseph Bernstein

Harold Joseph Bernstein, physical chemist (b at Toronto 26 Aug 1914; d at Florida 14 Dec 1984). After graduating with a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1938, he moved to the University of Copenhagen on a scholarship.

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Graham Coughtry

Graham Coughtry, painter (b at St-Lambert, Qué 8 June 1931; d at Toronto 13 Jan 1999). Coughtry studied at the Ontario College of Art 1949-53. His first exhibition was with Michael SNOW at Hart House, University of

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Jennings Burnett

(George) Jennings Burnett. Organist-choirmaster, composer, impresario, b Stogumber, Somerset, England, 21 Dec 1867, d Victoria, BC, 10 Jan 1941. His first important teacher was J.R. Kelway Toms in Wellington, England. Burnett emigrated to the USA and in 1889 held a church position in Chicago.